Daytona State College is committed to providing students with quality instruction, guidance and opportunities for academic and career success by fostering academic excellence in a supportive and personalized learning environment. Maintaining high standards of academic honesty and integrity in higher education is a shared responsibility and an excellent foundation for assisting you in making honorable and ethical contributions to the profession for which you are preparing. In order to preserve academic excellence and integrity, the college prohibits academic dishonesty in any form, including, but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism.
Academic dishonesty is defined as, but not limited to, receiving or giving unauthorized assistance on a quiz, test, exam, paper or project, or unauthorized use of materials; collaborating with another person(s) without authorization on a quiz, test, exam, paper or project; taking a quiz, test or exam for someone else, or allowing someone else to do the same for you.
Cheating: Defined as receiving or giving unauthorized assistance on a quiz, test, exam, paper or project or unauthorized use of materials to complete such; collaborating with another person(s) without authorization on a quiz, test, exam, paper or project; or taking a quiz, test or exam for someone else or allowing someone else to do the same for you.
Plagiarism: Submitting work in which words, facts or ideas from another source are used without acknowledging that the material is borrowed, whether from a published or unpublished source. For specific instructions on how to document information from other sources, students should check with their instructors, academic departments or the Student Academic Support Center for reference.
Self-plagiarism: When students think of plagiarism, they often describe it as “borrowing” another writer’s ideas or words without giving proper credit. In fact, according to popular definitions, these students would be correct. However, recently the idea that students can plagiarize themselves has surfaced. When students turn in the same assignment for two different classes, they are self-plagiarizing. This rule also applies to sections of an assignment. Not only does “repurposing” assignments deny students the opportunity to learn, but also it is not fair according to the college’s standards. Turning in the same assignment for two separate classes means receiving credit TWICE for a single effort. Because of this, self-plagiarism is coined “double-dipping,” which leads to a devaluation of grades and therefore, a devaluation of the college. Daytona State College prohibits self-plagiarism.
Online: Online academic integrity violations can be defined as: sharing your Falcon Online password, working on an assignment with someone else when it is supposed to be done on your own, looking at someone else’s work while taking a quiz or exam, using a cell phone to share quiz or exam information, revising a paper that was found on the Internet, or submitting a paper purchased from a website.
Fabrication: Listing sources in a bibliography that one did not actually use in a written assignment, or presenting false, invented or fictitious data/information in a written assignment.
Other Academic Misconduct: Other academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:
As members of the Daytona State College community, students are expected to be honest and respectful in all of their College activities.